Culinary Management

Culinary Management

24 months
Application deadlines: Ongoing
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$40
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$34,350
Domestic tuition: CA$16,400

Program overview

The Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island (CIVI), at VIU provides students with the options of a Certificate (one year), and a Diploma (two years), in culinary training and management skills, giving them the leading edge for advancement in the culinary profession. Upon entering the program, culinary students are registered as apprentices, gaining technical training while accruing apprentice hours. As a part of both the Certificate and Diploma programs, students participate in a paid co-op work placement, gaining industry work experience and additional apprentice hours. The Culinary Diploma program provides students with advanced culinary and pastry training as well as the management skills needed to obtain higher positions within the industry. The 2nd year of the diploma program is only offered at the Nanaimo campus.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
General Trades Admission Requirements apply. Submission of copy of Foodsafe Level 1 certificate (see Note below). English 12 with minimum "C+" grade, or equivalent. Any mathematics 11 with minimum "C+" grade. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Career opportunities

Culinary students are in demand for a wide variety of employment opportunities. All students participate in a Co-op paid work practicum. Employers regularly contact VIU's chef instructors when employment opportunities arise.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada